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Very timely post, as I have 3 rolls of Bed It en route to me as we speak (type). Sometimes, the only corner you can cut on a project is experience with a variety of products- for this, I leave it to the proven experts to lead me in the right direction. $50 is not a huge sum for piece of mind.
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A very timley post, I was about to order some butyl tape.
Has anyone ever used any of this, or does it falling into the catagory of too good to be true.
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I have used a couple of rolls from Mainsail. It is good stuff; better than some other butyl that I have used. 2 rolls go a long way when you are bedding hardware so the dollar impact per project is not all that great. Go for the good stuff.......
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Many thanks for the lead on butyl tape. i'm purchasing the 3 rolls of 1 an 1/4"
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$50 is not a huge sum for piece of mind.
For me it's also not a huge sum when I think about how many tubes of caulks and sealants I've wasted over the years when the unused contents of the tube dried out after having only used a small amount. Butyl tape's shelf life is one of its biggest selling points for me as I can tackle one or two deck fittings at a time.
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Peter,

You got the wrong stuff, probably the tape used in the construction industry to seal windows into window framing members. This won't work for you.

What you need to get is the stuff sold at RV supply stores, or if you want to order some on line, SN member MaineSail can hook you up with the right product.
Just to enforce what has been said already, I went to a local RV supplier and picked up some butyl tape off the shelf. When I told the owner what I was doing with it (bedding adjustable tracks) he wouldn't sell it to me. He called his supplier and ordered the right stuff. He happened to be a sailor so he knew the difference. Just got lucky on that one.
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Wow, did I just learn something or what?

MaineSail's 'How To' article was excellent.

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